• Don't Miss Out!

    September 04, 2015

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    Living and working in New England, I always head into September hoping for that burst of Indian summer—dreaming of fall beach days and warm nights outdoors. With the last bastion of summer right around the corner, it's easy for us to yearn for something new to look forward to. Lucky for you, IHAF …

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  • Controlling Content

    August 06, 2014

    It’s estimated that companies will spend up to $135 billion on content marketing by the end of this year. So what is content marketing? And why are brands shelling out so much money for it?

    Content marketing is the creation and sharing of relevant subject matter with targeted audiences—typically …

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  • Tools Are Not Strategies

    July 28, 2014

       Each and every day there are new platforms, new tools, and emerging technologies designed to capture the all-elusive consumer in more engaging, entertaining, and less-invasive ways. Certainly we have witnessed game-changing, paradigm-shifting developments over the past few years that are so …

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  • Time to Reshape Your Clients’ Approach

    May 07, 2014

    The days when a print piece was the driving force behind a campaign are long gone. While we know this, it may take some effort to migrate the mindset of our clients, who may not be as tuned-in to the changing dynamics of marketing communications today—especially the power of digital.

    Focus on the …

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  • Putting Our Heads Together

    April 21, 2014

    • by Sarah Cavicchi, IHAF

    Over the past four weeks, we’ve been talking within the IHAF community about all things digital. In connecting with members, I’m hearing that in-house teams are more focused than ever on content marketing. The evolution of digital is pointing to the need for increased sophistication not only in how …

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  • The Journey from Print to Digital

    April 16, 2014

    Ah, the journey from print to digital. Can we get there from here? Yes, we can. Is it a direct route? Nope.

    Evolving with business today is harder than ever. There isn’t a speed limit. The autobahn is wide-open. And in-house agencies are faced with a dilemma: How do we stay relevant, continuing to …

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  • Practicing Safe Social

    April 14, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I unearthed an old presentation I made to clients and company presidents in 2009. The goal of the presentation was to explain the importance Web 2.0 and to convince them to take the plunge. Although the information was well received, there were no takers. For years, TTI North …

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  • Why Brands Should Leverage Content

    April 09, 2014

    It’s crowded out there. As marketers, we’ve watched the digital landscape become increasingly cluttered and competitive over the past decade, making it more and more difficult for brands to introduce themselves to new target audiences and/or encourage loyalty from current customers.

    Content is the …

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  • Are We There Yet?

    March 31, 2014

    The digital journey for most in-house agencies has been a dizzying one, to say the least. At last year’s IHAF Huddle discussion group series, the topic of digital and social media came up often throughout our five-city tour. On the one hand, the journey can be exhilarating as we embark on new ways …

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  • Brand. It’s All Global, Isn’t It?

    March 03, 2014

    Brand is such a far reaching term, and its meaning has evolved dramatically over the past decades. Years ago, brand most likely referred to the logo or identifier a company used to distinguish itself in the marketplace, plain and simple. But when consumers began seeing more brands in more marketing …

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